Learn by Doing Photography – Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments. I will post a new assignment every Friday, you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!
Learn by Doing Photography #27 – Zoom Motion Photography
This week give your zoom a go to see if you can create some motion in your picture! This one is fun to practice! I didn’t use a tripod, but next time I will try using one. For this picture we went on a walk and looked for flowers to try this technique on. What a came how with was a ton of blurry photos. This one was the best out of the batch. You need a real steady hand and smooth zoom motion to keep your subject in focus and the surrounding areas zooming in. The only way to get good at this one is practice and practice….
Give it a try! My settings for this one were 0.3 seconds at f/18
How to shoot the zoom motion effect:
1. Keep the camera as still as possible
2. Play with the shutter speed, right around 1 second seems to be pretty common, but all will be a bit different
3. Since you have such a slow shutter speed you will want to look for low light situations
4. Now try zooming in and out slowly
Very detailed video on how to shoot a zoom blur effect. Mike Browne did an amazing job at really explaining how to get a really interesting photograph with this technique.
Next week on Learn by Doing Photography Assignment #28 – Smoke Photography
Remember you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!